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Many phones has the functionality to listen to FM radio without connecting to the internet. Just wondering that how can I do this on a computer? Please give me some advices, thanks a lot.

For a computer I mean a notebook which already has the wireless and Bluetooth, and these two combination shall be able for a notebook to perform this functionality.

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This just proves that what is old becomes new again. :-) –  Gilbert Le Blanc Jun 13 '10 at 12:37
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Just get a FM radio with audio out and connect it to your computer's audio in. –  ho1 Jun 13 '10 at 12:52
    
I have a simple USB device which you plug into your PC, plug a headphone into the device and thats it. Basically it only draws power from the USB port. (No, I never use it, I received one for free but I don't really like FM radio. Same reason like TV. Can't bear listening/watching ads always.) –  Shiki Jun 13 '10 at 13:44
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You will need an FM receiver for your computer.

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Is FM receiver a wireless? How can I use it? Please be more specify. Thanks you for answering. –  Vicheanak Jun 13 '10 at 12:47
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An FM receiver is essentially a radio. Your granny will be able to tell you more about this revolutionary technology, or you can consult Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio –  nikc Jun 13 '10 at 12:50
    
There may be an FM radio somewhere that will send its audio to your computer via Bluetooth, but most computers have pretty poor loudspeakers -- you'd be better off just listening to the radio. But you can usually find a cable to connect the two. There have been a few FM tuner cards for desktop computers, but since you're using a notebook - no. –  JRobert Jun 13 '10 at 13:22
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this won't pick up streaming tho. of course, the way the question is written, the correct answer is "you can't." also, leave the "not exactly programming related" comments in the comments -- so that your answers don't contain them when they get migrated. –  quack quixote Jun 13 '10 at 15:35
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